[ sahyt ]
/ saɪt /


the position or location of a town, building, etc., especially as to its environment: the site of our summer cabin.
the area or exact plot of ground on which anything is, has been, or is to be located: the site of ancient Troy.
Computers. website.

verb (used with object), sit·ed, sit·ing.

to place in or provide with a site; locate.
to put in position for operation, as artillery: to site a cannon.

Nearby words

  1. sit-upon,
  2. sita,
  3. sitar,
  4. sitatunga,
  5. sitcom,
  6. site catchment analysis,
  7. site map,
  8. site-specific,
  9. sitella,
  10. sitfast

Origin of site

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin situs position, arrangement, site (presumably orig. “leaving, setting down”), equivalent to si-, variant stem of sinere to leave, allow to be + -tus suffix of v. action

Related formsin·ter·site, adjectivere·site, verb (used with object), re·sit·ed, re·sit·ing.

Can be confusedcite sight site Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sites

British Dictionary definitions for sites


/ (saɪt) /


  1. the piece of land where something was, is, or is intended to be locateda building site; archaeological site
  2. (as modifier)site office
an internet location where information relating to a specific subject or group of subjects can be accessed


(tr) to locate, place, or install (something) in a specific place

Word Origin for site

C14: from Latin situs situation, from sinere to be placed

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Word Origin and History for sites
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Medicine definitions for sites


[ sīt ]


A place; a location.


To locate or situate at a site.

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